My Story

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1638429633671{background-color: #f3f3f3 !important;}” el_class=”Aboutcontent”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]My life is more than a compilation of activities, endeavors, and events. My life has happened under the surface of such things, in the secret of my heart. But that’s another story. Here’s a bit of my resume, the who, what, where, when, and how, in case you’re curious.

I graduated with a B.S. in Education from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and earned a Master of Theological Studies degree with a major in pastoral care from the University of Dallas. For two decades, I taught theology to teens and was a retreat leader and spiritual director for both students and faculty at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. Over time, more than 2,000 high school students learned about Scripture, prayer, and the art of Christian living in my classes. Based on what the students taught me as well as on my years of volunteer work in elementary religion classrooms, I developed and taught a course in faith formation for catechism teachers and university students in the Institute of Religious and Pastoral Studies Program at the University of Dallas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”163″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1638429642235{background-color: #f3f3f3 !important;}” el_class=”Aboutcontent1″][vc_column][vc_column_text]I currently minister as a chaplain in Georgetown, Texas, receiving far more from those I serve than I’m able to give. I love motivational speaking, especially talking to groups about all matters spiritual. My devotions are published in Pearls of Promise, an anthology of devotionals (2013). My articles, talks, and poetry have appeared in various periodicals, including Conversations among Jesuit Secondary Schools, a quarterly once circulated in educational communities worldwide.

My husband and I are blessed to live close to our beautiful family, all residing in Texas. We enjoy traveling, hiking, and contemplating God’s amazing creativity in nature. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]